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Davidia involucrata



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Davidia involucrata
Dovetree

An attractive flowering tree, this species bears flowers with two large white bracts that are said to resemble doves. The white bracts also lend another common name -- handkerchief tree. This species is not adapted to culture in the North.

Habit:Broadly pyramidal or rounded-pyramidal
Size:20 to 40' high
Texture:Medium
Hardiness:Zone 6b USDA
Habitat:China
Family:Nyssaceae

 
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